NTSB Identification: DEN00LA008.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, October 20, 1999 in GALLUP, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/23/2000
Aircraft: Fairchild M62A (PT-19), registration: N56268
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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During landing roll, the aircraft started to swerve and both pilots made control inputs simultaneously. The result was over correction and the aircraft departed the side of the runway and struck a runway light, which caused the main landing gear to collapse. Neither pilot was experienced in the aircraft type or make and model.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

Failure by the pilot in command to maintain control of the aircraft during landing roll. Factors were a lack of experience of either pilot in kind and type of aircraft.

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